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HAYTEK ALLERGY 10 MG TABLETS

Active substance(s): LORATADINE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET : INFORMATION FOR THE USER

HayTek Allergy 10 mg Tablets
Loratadine

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use this medicine carefully
to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What HayTek Allergy 10 mg Tablets are and what
they are used for
2. Before you take HayTek Allergy 10 mg Tablets
3. How to take HayTek Allergy 10 mg Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store HayTek Allergy 10 mg Tablets
6. Further information

1. What HayTek Allergy 10 mg
Tablets are and what they are
used for
Loratadine is a non-sedating antihistamine for the
treatment of some allergic diseases. This medicine
acts by blocking the effect of histamine, which is
involved in the development of the allergic reaction.
HayTek Allergy 10 mg Tablets are used for the
treatment of symptoms in the following allergic
diseases:
Adults and children over 2 years:
Non-seasonal allergic rhinitis - for example allergy to
house dust mites or pets (sneezing, itchy, runny
and blocked up nose), allergic inflammation of the
eyes (itchy, red and watering eyes) and urticaria
(swelling, redness and itchiness of the skin).

2. Before you take HayTek Allergy
10 mg Tablets
Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor:
• if you are allergic to loratadine or to any of the
other ingredients in the tablets.
Take special care with HayTek Allergy 10 mg
Tablets and tell your doctor:
• if you suffer from severe liver problems.

Children
This medicine should not be given to children who
are less than 2 years of age or who weigh less than
30 kg.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking, or have recently taken any other medicines,
including medicines obtained without a
prescription.
If you are having a skin test you must stop taking
your tablets at least 48 hours before you have the
skin test.
Taking with alcohol
You do not have to avoid alcohol whilst taking this
medicine.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take the tablets if you are pregnant, think
that you may be pregnant or are breast-feeding
your baby.
Driving and using machines
HayTek Allergy 10 mg tablets may cause drowsiness
or dizziness. If you are affected do not drive or
operate machinery.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of HayTek Allergy 10 mg Tablets
This product contains lactose. If you have been told
by your doctor that you have an intolerance to
some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this
medicine.

3. How to take HayTek Allergy 10 mg
Tablets
This medicine should not be given to children who
weigh less than 30 kg or are under 2 years of age.
Always take your medicine exactly as prescribed in
this package leaflet. You should check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The usual dosage for adults and children over 12
years:
1 tablet (10mg) daily.
The usual dosage for children 2 to 12 years and
who weigh more than 30 kg:
1 tablet (10mg) daily.
If you suffer from severe liver problems you may
need to take a lower dose so speak to your doctor or
pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
If you take more HayTek Allergy 10 mg Tablets
than you should
If you have accidentally taken more than the
recommended dose, contact your nearest casualty
department or tell your doctor or pharmacist
immediately. You may feel sleepy, have a racing
heart-beat or headache.
If you forget to take HayTek Allergy 10 mg Tablets
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you
remember. Then go on as before. Do not take two
doses at the same time.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like most medicines, this medicine can sometimes
cause side effects, although not everybody gets
them.
If any of the following happen, stop taking your
medicine immediately and tell your doctor or go to
the casualty department at your nearest hospital:
Cases of allergic reactions such as swelling of the
lips, tongue or face (Quincke’s oedema) or difficulty
breathing and allergic reactions (flat, burning, itchy
marks on the skin with swelling). These are very
serious side effects If you have them, you may have
had a serious allergic reaction. You may need urgent
medical attention or hospitalisation.

Common >1% and <10% (less than 1 per 10 but
more than 1 per 100): headache, nervousness,
tiredness, sleeping problems and increased
appetite.
Very rare up to 0.01% (less than 1 per 10,000):
dizziness, irregular or fast hearbeat, feeling sick, dry
mouth, inflammation of the stomach lining
(gastritis, symptoms include stomach pain, nausea,
vomiting, diarrhoea), changes in liver function, hair
loss and tiredness.
If any of these side effects gets serious, or if you
notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store HayTek Allergy
10 mg Tablets
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which
is stated on the carton and on the blister. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via waste
water or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how
to dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Further information
What HayTek Allergy 10 mg Tablets contain
The active substance is loratadine. One tablet
contains 10 mg.
The tablets also contain the following inactive
ingredients: lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline
cellulose, maize starch and magnesium stearate.
What HayTek Allergy 10 mg Tablets look like and
the contents of the pack
The tablets are white, round, biconvex tablets with a
curved break-score on one side. The tablets can
be divided into equal halves.
Your medicine is available in blister packs
containing 7 and 14 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
ratiopharm GmbH, Graf-Arco-Strasse 3, D-89079
Ulm, Germany.
Manufacturer:
Merckle GmbH, Ludwig-Merckle-Strasse 3, D-89143
Blaubeuren, Germany.
This leaflet was approved: January 2012.
PL 15773/0078
20248-C

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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